Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI)
One of the first steps of building partnerships with Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) is through PVO Registration. Registration has allowed PVOs like the Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI) to participate in USAID’s Development Grants Program and use USAID funding to bring their programs to scale. GTLI works in a very remote area of Ethiopia and, utilizing USAID resources, has brought culturally appropriate development projects, including modern wells and sanitation practices, to communities that had been deemed beyond reach, too remote and were extremely reluctant to adopt modern wells and sanitation practices. This new partnership was fostered by the PVO Registration process and has led to combined success for both GTLI and USAID. There are a number of PVOs, like GTLI, that work closely with USAID to further USAID development objectives abroad.